Wisconsin Senator Bob La Follette was one of the leading opponents of U.S. entry into WWI. Historian Nancy Unger tells us what La Follette believed and why he voted against going to war.
This story is part of the Wisconsin Life series, “Wisconsin in the First World War.”
Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...